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* A Neopedia article in ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' about two brothers follows this plot.

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* A Neopedia article in ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' about two brothers follows this plot.
12th Jan '17 11:02:37 AM dsneybuf
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* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'', Sally Howard imagines herself and her husband, Ted, [[http://joshreads.com/images/0612/i061211sallyforth.jpg accidentally re-creating the original story]].

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* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'', ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward'', Sally Howard imagines herself and her husband, Ted, [[http://joshreads.com/images/0612/i061211sallyforth.jpg accidentally re-creating the original story]].
26th Dec '16 8:27:33 AM dsneybuf
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* One of the stories told in ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey]]'s Once Upon a Christmas'' sees Minnie Mouse selling her watch to buy Mickey a case for his harmonica, while Mickey has pawned his harmonica to get her a chain for her watch. As in the original short story, no setting-right takes place come Christmas morning.

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* One of the stories told in ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey]]'s Once Upon a Christmas'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeysOnceUponAChristmas'' sees Minnie Mouse selling her watch to buy Mickey a case for his harmonica, while Mickey has pawned his harmonica to get her a chain for her watch. As in the original short story, no setting-right takes place come Christmas morning.
25th Dec '16 12:16:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Averted in the ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' Holiday Special, with Guzma specifically telling his followers to '''not''' give their stuff away for each other, and just steal if worst comes to worst.

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* Averted Defied in the ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' Holiday Special, with Guzma specifically telling his cash-strapped followers to '''not''' give their stuff away for each other, and just steal if worst comes to worst.
25th Dec '16 7:25:13 AM KrspaceT
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* Averted in the ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' Holiday Special, with Guzma specifically telling his followers to '''not''' give their stuff away for each other, and just steal if worst comes to worst.
8th Dec '16 9:46:14 AM LadyNorbert
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A plot reproducing ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', where two people buy a present for each other -- each gift meant to go with something the other highly values -- and then find that both of them had to sell their respective treasures to pay for the other's gift, making the gift simultaneously priceless and worthless.

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A plot reproducing ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', where two people buy a present for each other -- each gift meant to go with something the other highly values -- and then find that both of them had to sell their respective treasures to pay for the other's gift, making the gift gifts simultaneously priceless and worthless.



** Another story starring Cheryl Blossom's family, Cheryl's dad, fed up with the 'who-can-buy-the-most-expensive-gift' contest Cheryl and Jason have going on between each other, refuses to fund their Christmas shopping, telling them to sacrifice something for the holiday. After some initial confusion on the definition of sacrifice, the Blossom siblings get to it. Since Cheryl loves bossing people around so much, Jason gets her a staff for a beach home she owns, selling his new car to pay them. Cheryl, meanwhile, sells that very home to buy a tricked-out garage for Jason's new car. In the end, the kids simply ask their father for new things to replace the stuff that was sold.

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** Another story starring Cheryl Blossom's family, Cheryl's dad, fed up with the 'who-can-buy-the-most-expensive-gift' contest Cheryl and Jason have going on between each other, going, refuses to fund their Christmas shopping, telling shopping and tells them to sacrifice something for the holiday. After some initial confusion on the definition of sacrifice, the Blossom siblings get to it. Since Cheryl loves bossing people around so much, Jason gets her a staff for a beach home she owns, selling his new car to pay them. Cheryl, meanwhile, sells that very home to buy a tricked-out garage for Jason's new car. In the end, the kids simply ask their father for new things to replace the stuff that was sold.



* Parodied in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. First Rizzo tells Gonzo he sold his rare cheese to buy a crystal petri dish for Gonzo's mould collection, but Gonzo sold the mould to buy a diamond tipped cheese slicer ("Did you keep the receipt?"). Then Beaker sold his autographed periodic table to buy a stand for Bunsen's electron microscope, but Bunsen sold his microscope to buy Beaker rare mutagenic elements. Then Sal Minella explains that he sold his motorbike to get Johnny Fiama a solid gold record player. Much to Sal's outrage, Johnny's response is an offhand "Oh. Thanks, Sal."

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* Parodied in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. First Rizzo tells Gonzo he sold his rare cheese to buy a crystal petri dish for Gonzo's mould collection, but Gonzo sold the mould to buy a diamond tipped cheese slicer ("Did you keep the receipt?"). Then Beaker sold his autographed periodic table to buy a stand for Bunsen's electron microscope, but Bunsen sold his microscope to buy Beaker rare mutagenic elements. Then Sal Minella explains that he sold his motorbike to get Johnny Fiama a solid gold record player. Much to Sal's outrage, Johnny's response is an offhand offhanded, "Oh. Thanks, Sal."



* Inverted in Creator/PhilipKDick's "Oh to Be a Blobel!" This story happens in the aftermath of a war between Earth and Titan. Earth has humans, Titan has [[BlobMonster Blobels]], and spies in the war are made {{Involuntary Shapeshifter}}s. After the war a human and Blobel spy decide to get married as they are able to spend most of the day in the same form. Their nature causes them a lot of anguish and problems which eventually leads to them filing for divorce. The Blobel wife, in order to save their marriage, decides to undergo a new medical treatment which turns her permanently human. But the human husband has already left to pursue business opportunity on another planet, and in accordance with the local laws had himself turned permanently into a Blobel...

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* Inverted in Creator/PhilipKDick's "Oh to Be a Blobel!" This story happens in the aftermath of a war between Earth and Titan. Earth has humans, Titan has [[BlobMonster Blobels]], and spies in the war are made {{Involuntary Shapeshifter}}s. After the war war, a human and Blobel spy decide to get married as they are able to spend most of the day in the same form. Their nature causes them a lot of anguish and problems which eventually leads to them filing for divorce. The Blobel wife, in order to save their marriage, decides to undergo a new medical treatment which turns her permanently human. But the human husband has already left to pursue business opportunity on another planet, and in accordance with the local laws had himself turned permanently into a Blobel...



* Bert and Ernie did this in the 1978 TV special ''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''. Bert trades his paperclip collection to Mr. Hooper for a soap dish for Ernie to put his rubber duckie in. Ernie meanwhile trades his rubber duckie for a fancy box to hold the paperclip collection. Of course, Mr. Hooper stops by the apartment on his way home and gives them back the items they traded. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VFgHGKzx4 Watch!]]

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* Bert and Ernie did this in the 1978 TV special ''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''. Bert trades his paperclip collection to Mr. Hooper for a soap dish for Ernie to put his Ernie's rubber duckie in. Ernie meanwhile duckie. Ernie, meanwhile, trades his rubber duckie for a fancy box to hold the paperclip collection. Of course, Mr. Hooper stops by the apartment on his way home and gives to bring them back gifts... the items they traded. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VFgHGKzx4 Watch!]]



** Parodied ''again'' in their other Christmas episode: Frank shaved his head and bought Dr. Forrester a watch fob (although apparently the two events were not related), but Dr. Forrester had neglected to buy Frank ''anything''. He tried to save face with a $25 savings bond, but Frank was, to say the least, not pleased with the results ("My hair! My beautiful head of TV's Frank hair!").

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** Parodied ''again'' in their other Christmas episode: Frank shaved his head and bought Dr. Forrester a watch fob (although apparently the two events were not related), but Dr. Forrester had neglected to buy Frank ''anything''. He tried to save face with a $25 savings bond, but Frank was, to say the least, not pleased with the results results. ("My hair! My beautiful head of TV's Frank hair!").hair!")



* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had a Christmas episode where Charles bought Laura a saddle for her horse and worked refurbishing a set of wagon wheels to buy Caroline a stove. Before he could pick up the stove, Laura sold her horse to pay for it. Laura does get the horse back, a year or two later.
* On the original run of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Creator/JohnBelushi is the husband, and Laraine Newman the wife. As per the story, he sells his watch, and she sells--the brush she used to brush her long hair, for a much cheaper gift than he got her. Breaking into a standard Belushi rage, he begins to strangle her.
** The opening sketch for a ChristmasEpisode in the early 1990's centered around [[Creator/DonaldTrump Donald and Ivanna Trump]] exchanging their Christmas gifts to one another. Donald got Ivanna a gold-plated, bejeweled door for her mansion, and Ivanna got Donald a gold-plated, bejeweled anchor for his yacht. Shortly afterward, Ivanna breaks down in tears, explaining that she had to sell her mansion to afford the anchor, to which Donald says that he had to sell his yacht to afford the door.

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* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had a Christmas episode where in which Charles bought buys Laura a saddle for her horse and worked works refurbishing a set of wagon wheels to buy Caroline a stove. Before he could can pick up the stove, Laura sold sells her horse to pay for it. Laura (Laura does get the horse back, a year or two later.
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* On the original run of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Creator/JohnBelushi is the husband, and Laraine Newman the wife. As per the story, he sells his watch, and she sells--the sells... the brush she used to brush her long hair, for a much cheaper gift than he got her. Breaking into a standard Belushi rage, he begins to strangle her.
** The opening sketch for a ChristmasEpisode in the early 1990's centered around [[Creator/DonaldTrump Donald and Ivanna Ivana Trump]] exchanging their Christmas gifts to one another. Donald got Ivanna Ivana a gold-plated, bejeweled door for her mansion, and Ivanna Ivana got Donald a gold-plated, bejeweled anchor for his yacht. Shortly afterward, Ivanna Ivana breaks down in tears, explaining that she had to sell her mansion to afford the anchor, to which Donald says that he had to sell his yacht to afford the door.



* The Playhouse Disney educational skit series ''Out of the Box'' presented this fable in its holiday special.
* One of the Net Movies for ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiXSpaceSheriffSuperHeroTaisenZ'' has the characters trying to figure out how bamboo pole salesman stay in business; [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Gavan's]] suggestion is a riff on this tale, with the young couple played by [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Urataros]] (who sells his pole instead of a watch) and [[Series/BattleFeverJ Miss America]]. [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Rinko Daimon]] considers the story so moving that she declares Gavan's explanation the best.
* Kind of the basis of the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iDon't Want to Fight", on one side. It's Carly and Sam's 5th friendship anniversary, and Carly gives Sam a Special T-Shirt, while Sam promises to give Cuddlefish concert tickets, so she trades off the T-Shirt for the tickets to "Ripoff Rodney". Unlike most examples, Carly is furious that Sam would give away her gift even if it was for something Carly really wanted, and this causes them to be mad at each other the whole episode.

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* The Playhouse Disney educational skit series ''Out of the Box'' presented this presents the fable in its holiday special.
* One of the Net Movies for ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiXSpaceSheriffSuperHeroTaisenZ'' has the characters trying to figure out how bamboo pole salesman salesmen stay in business; [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Gavan's]] suggestion is a riff on this tale, with the young couple played by [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Urataros]] (who sells his pole instead of a watch) and [[Series/BattleFeverJ Miss America]]. [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Rinko Daimon]] considers the story so moving that she declares Gavan's explanation the best.
* Kind of the basis of the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iDon't Want to Fight", on one side. It's Carly and Sam's 5th friendship anniversary, and Carly gives Sam a Special T-Shirt, while Sam promises to give Cuddlefish concert tickets, so she trades off the T-Shirt for the tickets to "Ripoff Rodney". Rodney" for the tickets. Unlike most examples, Carly is furious that Sam would give away her gift gift, even if it was for something Carly really wanted, and this causes them to be mad at each other the whole episode.



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': [[spoiler: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': [[spoiler: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, and Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. suit, and must wear his old one to the parade. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently accidentally sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed.]]



* In ''Webcomic/StubbleTrouble'' Liasonya the foxtaur sells her RapunzelHair to buy a gift for her boyfriend. [[http://rennon-the-shaved.deviantart.com/art/Stubble-Trouble-93-147576748 It doesn't turn out so well...]]

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* In ''Webcomic/StubbleTrouble'' ''Webcomic/StubbleTrouble,'' Liasonya the foxtaur sells her RapunzelHair to buy a gift for her boyfriend. [[http://rennon-the-shaved.deviantart.com/art/Stubble-Trouble-93-147576748 It doesn't turn out so well...]]






* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}:'' Zoidberg gave combs to Amy, who sold her hair to buy combs for Hermes, who sold his hair to buy combs for Zoidberg. Zoidberg thanks him, saying this will go great with his new hair--then removes his hat to reveal Hermes' and Amy's.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}:'' Zoidberg gave combs to Amy, who sold her hair to buy combs for Hermes, who sold his hair to buy combs for Zoidberg. Zoidberg thanks him, saying this will go great with his new hair--then removes his hat to reveal Hermes' and Amy's.Amy's hair.
27th Sep '16 7:47:46 AM dsneybuf
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* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'', Sally Howard}} imagines herself and her husband, Ted [[http://joshreads.com/images/0612/i061211sallyforth.jpg accidentally re-creating the original story]].

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* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'', Sally Howard}} Howard imagines herself and her husband, Ted Ted, [[http://joshreads.com/images/0612/i061211sallyforth.jpg accidentally re-creating the original story]].
15th Aug '16 6:44:02 AM Someoneman
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': [[spoiler: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed. Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton both enjoy a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as a result.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': [[spoiler: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed. Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton both enjoy a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as a result.]]



* In one of his volumes of kidspeak, Rabbi Chaim Potak shares a letter from a young boy who sold his fancy and expensive calculator to buy ink for his father's beloved fountain pen. His reasoning is that his father's birthday is coming up and that his calculator's battery, which is a rare and hard to obtain type, has run out. When his father's birthday comes, he presents his father with his gift, only for the father to reveal [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that he has sold his pen to buy batteries for the calculator]].

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* In one of his volumes of kidspeak, Rabbi Chaim Potak shares a letter from a young boy who sold his fancy and expensive calculator to buy ink for his father's beloved fountain pen. His reasoning is that his father's birthday is coming up and that his calculator's battery, which is a rare and hard to obtain type, has run out. When his father's birthday comes, he presents his father with his gift, only for the father to reveal [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that he has sold his pen to buy batteries for the calculator]].calculator.
13th Aug '16 9:53:04 PM lorgskyegon
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** It's never explained why Amy would have to sell her hair, as she's part of one of the richest families in the universe.
8th Jul '16 9:29:04 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}} episode "Pile M for Murder," the Cuylers sell all the dirt on their land to buy gas so they can go mudding... in the mud they no longer have.
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